Son of the Storm

Son of the Storm

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"A vibrant tale of betrayal, intrigue, and revolution." --Anthony Ryan, author of The Pariah

From city streets where secrets are bartered for gold to forests teeming with fabled beasts, a sweeping epic of forgotten magic and violent conquests unfolds in this richly drawn fantasy inspired by the pre-colonial empires of West Africa.

IN THIS WORLD, THERE IS NO DESTINY BUT THE ONE YOU MAKE.

In the ancient city of Bassa, Danso is a clever scholar on the cusp of achieving greatness--except he doesn't want it. Instead, he prefers to chase forbidden stories about what lies outside the city walls. The Bassai elite claim there is nothing of interest. The city's immigrants are sworn to secrecy.

But when Danso stumbles across a warrior wielding magic that shouldn't exist, he's put on a collision course with Bassa's darkest secrets. Drawn into the city's hidden history, he sets out on a journey beyond its borders. And the chaos left in the wake of his discovery threatens to destroy the empire.

Praise for Son of the Storm:

"A thrilling, fantastical adventure that introduces a beguiling new world . . . and then rips apart everything you think you know." --S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass

"An original and fascinating epic fantasy full of bold characters, bloody action, and brutal politics."―James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost

"Set in a deftly crafted world of forbidden sorcery, magical beasts, and fractured polities, Okungbowa has created an original and fully conceived new world of fantasy teeming with brilliant possibilities and demanding to be explored!"―P. Djeli Clark, author of A Master of Djinn

The Nameless Republic
Son of the Storm
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 150 x 231 x 36mm | 499g
  • Orbit
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316428949
  • 9780316428941
  • 503,355

Review quote

"[A]mbition and intrigue cause surprises on nearly every page as characters reach for power in unpredictable and nuanced ways. More importantly, the novel purposefully reveals the lure of power and the generational impact of this intrigue, both from the perspectives of the powerful, and from the points of view of those who do not, will not, or cannot, hold power...The effect is rich, wild, and occasionally dizzying."--NPR Books
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About Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021), first in The Nameless Republic epic fantasy trilogy, and the godpunk novel, David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). His shorter works have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, and anthologies like Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda and Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. He earned his MFA at the University of Arizona. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies on Instagram.
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Rating details

948 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 22% (208)
4 42% (398)
3 27% (254)
2 7% (71)
1 2% (17)
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